Iva frutescens
marsh elder; high tide bush

Iva frutescens

Iva frutescens
Iva frutescens
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Photo, Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Iva frutescens
Common name: marsh elder; high tide bush
Group: dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Growth type: sub-shrub, shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: to 8'
Foliage: opposite, thick leaves; serrate margins; leaves either hang on very late in the season or are nearly evergreen
Flower: small, green
Flowering time: early August to November
Habitat: tidal brackish and salt marshes, above mean "high tide" to upland (hence name, "high tide" bush)
Range in New Jersey: coastal counties
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a